:biggrin-new: Thank God. I don't know what I'd do if you weren't there to "correct" things.
Originally Posted by Novaheart
definition of "slippery slope" - a course of action that seems to lead inevitably from one action or result to another with unintended consequences.
Make up your mind: is it a slippery slope (ie relevant) or non sequitur (ie irrelevant) ?
definition of "non sequitur" - An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence.
Hmmm. I looked twice just to make sure. Nothing in either of those definitions about "relevant" or "irrelevant."
Nice try, but it's not going to work today.
I spend my life thinking of snarky little things. I figure the least I could do is entertain you with them.
Hmmm. (A second "hmmm.") We have first hand evidence of the acceptance of pedophilia, according to those who are most inclined to give that opinion legitimacy -- at least to those of you who worship such things. Were you asleep when you read the OP? The shrinks in Canada can't figure out just how that happens, so they write "ACCEPT" into their bible, along with a nice little footnote that says "sexual orientation."
And has no more to do with the acceptance of pedophilia, child molestation, or statutory rape than heterosexuality. In fact it has less, made witness by the case of Debra Lafave. Normally I don't argue in the hypothetical, but I don't think it's speculation that had she been male regardless of good looks and charming personality would still be in prison. You certainly wouldn't have geezers on bulletin boards wondering out loud , "Where were teacher like that when I was 14?"
You know - that business of living creatures that helps one to procreate the species.
Oops. Sorry, I forgot. You don't do that. :apologetic:
It doesn't. But it ain't far off. It didn't take you gays but 40 years to convince everybody your desire to have sex with a member of your own sex was something approximating "normal." I have to hand it to you -- you did a great job with that.
Where in the article did it say that something being a "sexual orientation" meant that it got the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval?
Nobody said anything about homosexuality being illegal. We're talking about pedophilia and how the shrinks in Canada think it's a sexual orientation (their word, not mine). Stay on topic.
Are you under the mistaken impression that homosexuality is legal because it's a sexual orientation? Read the court's opinion. No where does it say that laws against homosexuality are unconstitutional because it's a sexual orientation.
You sound like a liberal with your worship of science. :evil-grin: t's much more basic than that. It's a question of right versus wrong.
That's a pretty important distinction and one which the laws of the various states generally take into account. Scientifically, it's a legitimate question why a sexually immature person is attractive to a sexually mature person. The stages older than sexual maturity are legally somewhat arbitrary lines which as the article states have and do indeed vary over time, culture, and location.
(I try to keep things simple.)
Damn, you do love to go off topic, don't you? Nobody said anything about Mohammed, or said anything about how many wives Yul Brynner had. I don't particularly care.
Again, you haven't demonstrated that. One of the favorite accusations against Mohammed was that he was a pedophile. In truth, he probably wasn't out of step with surrounding cultures. We don't hate Thailand, but the King of Siam had many wives. Were any of them what we would consider children? In the US we have had 12 year old brides, and in Mexico they apparently still do. We don't approve of this, but what precisely has it to do with gay rights or homosexuality? Homosexuality was a felony or a capital crime while all of this was going on.
But while we're on the topic, the LDS founder and Big Prophet Guy, Joseph Smith, definitely liked 'em young too. So we Americans aren't immune from pedophilia.
Which is why I'm concerned. The Canadian shrinks have thrown up their hands and have surrendered. When and how long is it going to take for American shrinks to do the same?